I am a former police officer who served in both the Arlington County and DC Metropolitan Police Departments. I worked in the Tactical Unit, as a Field Training Officer, and patrol over the course of 13 years with both organizations. I’ve been coaching CrossFit full-time since 2007 and have never looked back.
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Emily is a former level 10 gymnast who found CrossFit in 2012, after an injury forced her to retire from competitive gymnastics. After retiring from gymnastics, Emily missed the intense physical activity and thrill of competition. Fortunately, CrossFit offered the physical challenge and competitive atmosphere she had been missing!
I am a certified CrossFit Level 1 Trainer; and began CrossFit in February 2011. As an athlete I played rugby in college, have completed a marathon and multiple half marathons, have competed locally in fitness competitions and recently began competing in Olympic weightlifting, having successfully qualified for and competed at the American Open Series III event in September 2017.
I am a certified Level 1, Level 2, and CrossFit kids trainer, a student working on my Masters in Nutrition Education, and a mom of four very athletic grade school kids. I was always a competitive student athlete; but resigned myself to the globo-gym machine-based work-outs as an adult.
I studied Interventional Radiology at UVA, graduated in 2012, and then moved to Fairfax where I’ve been a Radiologic Technologist ever since. I just felt like I was missing something in my life, and decided to try some group classes and became extremely addicted to exercise almost immediately.
I’m a former police officer, retiring after 20 years of Patrol work. The last 16 years were spent as a K-9 handler and trainer. Many of my assignments required an expected level of fitness. However, nothing was as pertinent to my former career as CrossFit. After some high school sports and a list of gym memberships, I found CrossFit in 2010.
I started CrossFit in the fall of 2015, after moving across the street from the gym. I considered myself to be rather unathletic, which was fueled my relatively small stature. But I figured “why not?” Fast-forward to today and I’ve found a new passion, lifestyle, and family that I can’t imagine daily life without.
Michelle, my wife, got me into CrossFit when we met. While I was in Iraq and she in Afghanistan, we’d swap WOD times while trying to best each other in the CF Open. Once my ticket to being a physically ready Army Ranger, CrossFit is now my ticket to a long, functional life where I’m ready for anything. CrossFit Level II Certificate owner. Talk to me about double unders any time.